Metro Detroit weather: Clear and cool tonight, warm tomorrow

Lows in the upper 40s and 50s

Sunday will be mostly sunny and warm. Afternoon temperatures will be near 80 degrees.
Sunday will be mostly sunny and warm. Afternoon temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

DETROIT – Welcome to Saturday night, Motown.

Tonight is the perfect night for stargazing to become closer and learn about our solar system. After cool to chilly conditions overnight, it becomes warmer tomorrow with more sunshine. Higher than average afternoon temperatures are in the forecast through Tuesday. Then it becomes cooler just in time for the start of autumn.

Saturday night will be cooler with overnight lows in the 50s. Skies will be clear. Jupiter and Saturn will be a spectacular sight to the right of the moon in the southern sky. Left of the moon, Uranus and Neptune can be seen with binoculars or a telescope.

Sunday will be mostly sunny and warm. Afternoon temperatures will be near 80 degrees.

There is a better chance of rain by Monday afternoon, Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Monday will be partly sunny and warm with afternoon and evening showers. It will still be warmer than average with highs in the low 80s.

Rain and some thunderstorms are likely Tuesday with highs in the middle and upper 70s. Skies will be mostly cloudy to overcast.

Autumn begins with the fall equinox at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday. It will be wet in the morning with rain showers and drier in the afternoon. It will be cooler and fittingly more fall-like with highs near 70 degrees.

Thursday and Friday will be sunnier and feel like fall. Daytime temperatures reach the middle and upper 60s after nighttime and morning lows in the 40s and low 50s.

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About the Author:

Andrew Humphrey is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist, and also an AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM). He has a BSE in Meteorology from the University of Michigan and an MS in Meteorology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he wrote his thesis on "The Behavior of the Total Mass of the Atmosphere."